"Procession Before War Dance", Ernest Spybuck Credit: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (02/5735).
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is primarily located in the heart of central Oklahoma with approximately 4,513 as of June, 2021. enrollment record who are living in all parts of the world. Our tribal government complex is located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Our logo features Tecumseh, a Shawnee warrior and visionary leader, who worked to unite tribes in a common homeland where Indians could live under their own laws and leaders. He died in October 1813, in battle near the area of present day Thamesville, in Toronto, Canada. The LI-SI-WI-NWI in our logo means “Among the Shawnee”
AST Health System 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey
The AST Health System is involved in the 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey. We’d appreciate your help in this important survey. Generally, a community health needs assessment is conducted every three years to remain on top of both changes and challenges facing the community’s health. This is meant to put a plan together to meet the communities’ needs identified by key stakeholders (Tribal officials, the AST Health System, and YOU - the patient)!
Click here to take the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNPYC35
ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund
On behalf of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, the Executive Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has established an ARPA General Welfare Relief fund. The Executive Committee understands the impact this pandemic has had on our Absentee Shawnee tribal members and wants nothing more than to help serve our people.
The ARPA General Relief Fund will be for eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members. All AST tribal members on the roll as of June 1st, 2021 will receive a one (1) time payment of $3,000.00.
ARPA General Relief Fund Acceptance: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Eligibility:
Must be an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma on or before June 1st, 2021
Must have a copy of AST tribal members current CDIB card (attached to application)
Must have a completed ARPA General Relief Fund application (one application per tribal member)
All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, October 29TH, 2021
ARPA General Welfare Required Documents:
Completed ARPA General Welfare Relief Fund application,
Copy of updated CDIB card,
Copy of Parent(s) CDIB and State ID,
Children living with Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian or an Out-of-home placement, must provide:
CDIB and State ID for the adult applying on child(ren) behalf; and
Custody Documentation (need minimum of 1 document indicating custody status)
Legal or Notarized Custody Agreement
Letter from Child(ren) School (Proof of Residency)
OKDHS Letter (TANF, Food Stamps, ect.)
ARPA General Welfare Application Submission Options: NO FAXES
By snail mail to AST Enrollment Department, 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr., Shawnee, OK 74801
By AST website electronic application
By appointment with AST Enrollment Department
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE -
Masks will be required inside General Council
COVID-19 & Flu vaccines will be available from 9:15 am to 10 am
87th SEMI-ANNUAL GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE ABSENTEE SHAWNEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF OKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE THUNDERBIRD CASINO EVENT CENTER IN NORMAN OKLAHOMA.
Angel Tree Program
The Indian Child Welfare Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts to Absentee Shawnee children and elders. The program is designed to support AST foster children, children in legal guardianship, low income families and Elders 60 years and older. Once an angel has been registered and accepted their Christmas wish list is placed on ICW’s Christmas tree for donors to purchase gifts. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their Christmas tree.
Angel Tree Participant Requirements:
Must be an enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal Member or enrolled with a Federal Recognized Tribe
Must be 0-17 years old or and Elder 60 years and older
Must live within Cleveland, Pottawatomie, and Oklahoma counties
Must not exceed the income requirements:
Household Size Net Monthly Income Limit Household Size Net Monthly Income Limit
1 $1,064 5 $2,557
2 $1,437 6 $2,930
3 $1,810 7 $3,304
4 $2,184 8 $3,677
In order to expedite your visit you can Download the form here and print a paper copy.
11:00 PM, Friday, October 29, 2021
3 ways to apply:
Online – www.astribe.com
In-Person – 105 N. Kimberly, Shawnee, OK
Email – ICW@astribe.com
For more information contact Indian Child Welfare at 405.395.4490
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2 :00 pm. Tribal Members of all ages are Welcome. Must show CDIB card. Will be held at 2025 S Gordon Cooper Drive. (Tribal Complex) Lunch will be provided.
In a joint meeting, on January 22, 2018, between the Executive Committee, the Election Commission and the potential candidates of the upcoming election, a decision was made that the Primary Election on March 17, 2018 will not be held this year.
The decision was made because there were no more than two (2) candidates running for the positions due for election this year. All candidates were advanced to the June Run Off Election which will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, as required by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Constitution.